Editor's note: Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 19-year-old daughter who is a freshman in college.
Q: Dad, what's another thing on your do-over list?
A: I wish I had gotten out of the house more and introduced you guys to the great outdoor things that there are to do around here. Actually, I wish I did more of that now. There are so many waterfalls, hiking and biking trails, mountain vistas, swimming holes and beautiful places around here. Not to mention the places with historical significance that are so close by. I guess we traded those adventures for travel sports. We saw lots of hotel rooms and Applebee's instead.
Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...